Tag Archives: Chemical Safety

CPI offers training, resources at SprayFoam Convention in Dallas

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council is having a great time in Dallas this week at the SprayFoam Convention & Expo 2012, hosted by the Spray Polyurethane Foam Association (SPFA). CPI is on hand as part of its goal to promote spray polyurethane stewardship and provide information on health […]

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EPA chemical risk assessment program, though broken, is not beyond repair

In the latest of a series of concerns regarding EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System, or IRIS, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on Monday that EPA continues to face “both long-standing and new challenges” in bringing this critical part of our chemical regulatory system to working order. In other words, there is still more […]

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Think twice: NRDC banks on misleading you about its BPA petition with FDA

Today, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) posted a statement on its blog about an agreement reached with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a deadline for action on a petition NRDC had filed. Sounds like no big deal, right? Under normal circumstances, it wouldn’t be. But that statement so crosses the lines of […]

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Don’t miss the 2012 Responsible Care Conference & Expo, April 29 to May 2, in Hollywood, FL

The 2012 Responsible Care Conference & Expo will be held April 29-May 2 at The Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. With Responsible Care 4.0 on the horizon, this is a can’t-miss opportunity to learn about the imminent changes to the Responsible Care initiative. The conference will also reinforce the commitment ACC members and Partners […]

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Latest BPA studies try to throw a wet blanket on one of America’s most cherished traditions

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, when American families get together to unwind, enjoy good company and a good meal, a controversial Harvard report published in JAMA about soup cans with BPA epoxy resin lining tries to throw a wet blanket on one of America’s most cherished traditions. The report follows on the heels […]

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TSCA turns 35; chemistry industry continues to voice support for updating the law

The law that regulates the production and use of chemicals, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), turned 35 last month, and we remain committed to updating the federal law so consumers can have confidence that the products they buy are safe for their families. Calling for bipartisan reforms to our nation’s chemical regulations system requires […]

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People in New Hampshire support smarter chemical regulation? So do chemical manufacturers!

It’s a common refrain from activists that the chemical industry has delayed efforts to modernize the law that regulates the production and use of chemicals. But what’s conveniently omitted from their assertions is the fact that the American Chemistry Council, the largest organization representing manufacturers of chemicals, is an active and vocal proponent of reform. […]

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‘Chemicals prioritisation needs to be reasoned and efficient,’ Dooley writes in Chemical Watch

With the fate of legislation in Congress up in the air, ACC President Cal Dooley suggests how the review of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) can be improved today in a guest column just published in the October issue of Chemical Watch’s Business Briefing. Our friends at Chemical Watch have granted […]

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E&E TV: Cal Dooley discusses prospects for clean, conventional energy following President’s jobs speech

In an interview airing today with E&E TV’s Monica Trauzzi, ACC President Cal Dooley makes a strong case for U.S. manufacturing job growth as a result of increased shale gas production. He also discusses ACC’s proposal for a comprehensive, scientifically-based prioritization system that could be used by the EPA to determine which chemicals warrant additional […]

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2011 ICCA-LRI Workshop: Advancing Exposure Science to Improve Chemical Safety

Last month, the International Council of Chemical Associations’ Long-Range Research Initiative (ICCA-LRI), along with Health Canada, hosted its 2011 workshop, Advancing Exposure Science to Improve Chemical Safety. The workshop was a major success, bringing together nearly 100 toxicologists, exposure scientists, environmental epidemiologists, statisticians and policy experts to promote innovation in the methods and technologies used […]

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